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TAPIR Admin Announcement Thread: Beware of TAPIR Impostors posting anon reviews! (They are not us)
This-star-died

Hi I got an anonymous message on my story saying my work was in violation of your rules and that you were going to report me. It was signed arnie 1701. I was just wondering if this was real? and if so what I need to do. thanks. xx

6/3/2018 #181 Report
Dragonheart Of Ireland

Reported rule breaker. You have been found breaking of rules by TAPIR forum and you will be mass reported by us and you will be banned. Enjoy your ban rule breaker.

*Insert User Name,*

Admin of TAPIR forum.

This-star-died: Its fake. The culprit is a troll known as the HP Hydra. This thread: FFNID 7160665 - adriam/matrs - [Active][Hostile][Troll][Serial Offender][Resolved: User Banned] will give you more info on the troll. HP Hydra is trying to both besmirch and destroy TAPIR as well as the individual users he says are 'Admins of TAPIR'.

6/3/2018 . Edited 6/3/2018 #182 Report
Bluewolfbat

Hi. I have a question.

I got a review on my PAW Patrol story saying:

Reported, rule breaker. You have been found breaking the rules by TAPIR forum and you will be mass reported by us & you will be banned. Enjoy your ban, rule breaker.

ibgarry, Admin of TAPIR forum

Is this real? I looked at the rules and have no idea what rule I broke. I even messaged the user for clearification.

Please help me. I have no idea if I did anything wrong or not.

1/19 #183 Report
missmegzx

i got the same review on one of my stories too as Bluewolfbat with an Anonymous review. saying:

"Reported, rule breaker. You have been found breaking of rules by TAPIR forum. You will be mass reported by us and you will be banned. Enjoy your ban, rulebreaker"

i dont know what i did wrong but to my knowledge i didnt break anything and i wrote my story all by myself. im confused. is this a troll?

1/19 . Edited 1/19 #184 Report
Ten ways to spoil dinner

Yeah, it's a troll. I just got one of their anonymous "reviews" on one of my stories. TAPIR rang a bell. Figured it was fake. Never believe an anon review claiming to represent a group on FFN. It's an easy tactic to drum up animosity against someone an individual dislikes. Frankly, FFN should reinstate the ability to ban anonymous reviews from your stories. The moderation page is woefully inadequate to handle the massive amounts of spam some trolls are willing to dish out.

1/20 #185 Report
Dragonheart Of Ireland

Frankly, FFN should reinstate the ability to ban anonymous reviews from your stories. The moderation page is woefully inadequate to handle the massive amounts of spam some trolls are willing to dish out.

I fully agree with you.

1/20 #186 Report
Mavynn

I allow the review to go through and then post a note about it so other writers know.

1/20 #187 Report
DPLxStrife

Just got hit with one myself. Luckily, I have the 'moderate guest reviews' option enabled. Nice try, but I'm not dumb enough to fall for it.

1/22 #188 Report
JoshTheWriter

Same. Probably some goof trolling through the Pokemon fandom right now.

1/22 #189 Report
Little Miss Firebright

Might be a coincidence, but the name 'ibgarry' these spammers are using is connected with the Doom Marine 54 mess. It's possible they're the same group of spammers who use different names. I made a post detailing what I found out about those guys about a month ago, if anyone wants to block the Doom Marine related spam accounts preemptively. (Which I highly recommend, since they like to leave pornographic child rape reviews with real accounts, which can't be deleted.) Ibgarry is a guest review name the Doom Marine squad has used many times before. Please note that the actual Ibgarry user is probably not a part of this.

Doom Marine Compilation Comment #1,779.

HP Hydra came up while I was looking into Doom Marine as well, but I didn't think anything of it until I saw this thread. Whether they're connected or not, it's still a good idea to block the accounts on the above list. Just a PSA. :)

Edit: Looks like the original Doom Marine profile was deleted by the admins. o_o The rest are still active though.

1/22 . Edited 1/22 #190 Report
KatanaNoNeko

I just got two identical guest reviews on two of my stories with the same formatting and the signature of "ibgarry", as well. Do we think this person might just be going to the recently updated of different categories to do this spam?

I was really worried when I saw that and looked up what "TAPIR" was, because it's possible someone could've mistaken my two stories as plagiarizing one another. One was a story-preview that I posted over a year ago with the first chapter of the story I'd been working on and then the other was the actual story, which I just started posting and had a nearly identical first chapter, so yeah.

Idk, it just kinda freaked me out.

1/22 #191 Report
UglyTurnip

I'm getting those same reviews as well, but on stories that I haven't worked on in a couple of months. Anyone reckon if it's the same guy behind the CU spam from a few months back?

1/22 #192 Report
KatanaNoNeko

ibgarry is an actual user on here, but they must've gotten a bunch of queries over this, because they have this in their profile:

Please ignore any flame reviews pretending to be me. They are not me. I get impersonated pretty frequently.

I am not the leader of Critics United or anything similar. I do not endorse fics that portray underage dynamics in a positive light.

1/22 #193 Report
Zamazenta - Galar Legendary

i got this message too 'Reported, rulebreaker. You have been found breaking the rules by TAPIR forum. You will be mass reported by us and you will be banned. Enjoy your ban, rulebreaker!'

1/22 #194 Report
Natsu626

I just got a review on one of my story ideas from you saying :Reported rulebreaker. You have been found breaking the rules by TAPIR forum and you will be mass reported by us and you will be banned. Enjoy your ban rulebreaker. ibgarry Admin of TAPIR forum: is this you people or someone messing around with me

1/22 #195 Report
Spirits Death Rain

I got the same one i think its a troll. lol i got ecited when i got a review and when i saw it i was a little confused lol

1/23 #196 Report
Izzu

Whoa. Just got a similar anon review as well. Kinda had a feeling that it was a troll but had to double check as well, just in case. Since it was somewhat concerning if someone believed the works I posted was plagiarize, aside from the fact that I do crosspost some of my fics across different platforms/sites. And yeah, kinda freaks me out if there's someone online just wanted to maliciously accuse someone of plagiarism out of spite.

1/23 #197 Report
brtnvm

Hi! I also got a review from you guys but it turns out it was an imposter.

1/27 . Edited 1/27 #198 Report
KatanaNoNeko

what the fuck

2/6 #200 Report
MovedDeadAccount

@KatanaNoNeko, don't worry about it. It's just the work of a very, VERY stupid little boy. Just ignore the turd.

2/7 #201 Report
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